I took two days off work so that we could go to the country, but we ended up staying home because we have many home-related projects going on that we would like to wrap up. In place of going out of town for 3 days, we decided to spend Monday at the Bronx Zoo, which I had never been to.
I usually hate the zoo because of crowds and hot weather (which it usually is any time I go to the zoo.) Today was a perfect zoo day, however: no kids (school is still in); no lines; and no heat. The zoo was FABULOUS under these conditions.
I vowed not to be irritated at all during the day. I was almost 100% successful, save for the part where this stupid group of stupid parents almost let their stupid kids (Fischer, Hollis and Tava <======== stupid names) cut in front of us to get on the monorail. Grrr.
After the zoo we treated ourselves to a walk in the West Village, cocktails at the Duplex, and dinner at Tartine, a fabulous and tiny French bistro where you are allowed to bring your own wine since they don't have a liquor license.
All in all, a highly satisfactory day.
Tomorrow we will hit Ikea.
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